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A Quote From Fahrenheit 451

She didn't want to know how a thing was done, but why. That can be embarrassing. You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it...Luckily, queer ones like her don't happen very often. We know how to nip most of them in the bud, early.

You can't build a house without nails and wood. If you don't want a house built, hide the nails and wood. If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry about it.

Ray Bradbury




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Rand Paul: Fahrenheit 451 and the Flame of Liberty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ9jBWjZWvI

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Great Find

Thank you Katniss, Love it!!

egapele's picture

The "why" question troubles me and has since

kindergarten.

I was sent to the corner of the classroom for some unknown offense but there were crayons, paper and paint there so I had at it. Why not, right? Next thing I know, I'm at the chalk board with my nose against the chalk rail, inhaling chalk dust.

I had strict parents, with rules in place that I knew how to follow prescicely because I knew WHY I was following them. So I grew up happy.

The "why" question has always dogged me, too.

I love the Daily Paul.

egapele's picture

By the way, I VEHEMENTLY disagree with Michael Moore

and his views.

To Mr. Moore and his kind who want to replace the word "I" with the word "We" :

There is no "we" in a paycheck - it's what you worked for and earned for yourself. The more you work, the more charitable you become.

There is no "we" in one's injury to another - it's all your lack of self control.

There is no "we" when you spend more than you can make - it's all your lack of self control.

metalhed19's picture

This book is uncanny.

This book is uncanny. Remember the passage when the main character's (Montag)wife is obsessed with watching TV's on each wall of their house with her friends? The TV's ARE the walls. They play act in perpetual soap opers, and they discuss the upcoming election. They are going to vote for the handsome man with the nice name. There's more but that part always sticks in my mind. And this book is pretty old! Bradbury's great, or was great.

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

The Relatives

Yes. Virtual interaction with people becoming the preferred reality. People saying things that don't mean anything. Never taking the time to touch anyone or anything. It's amazing to see how this has become even more realized with cell phones and Facebook and all.